I stood alone on top of Flatiron Arch holding my lifeline aloft. At the time, it did not occur to me that I was the first person to ever stand there.
I had been silent for too long. PJ hollered up, “Roach! Speak!”
“Off belay, but OSOD!”
“Loose rock everywhere. You need to get out of the way so I can knock them off.”
“Put the rope in the crack, and get the hell out of there. Go down around the corner. Hurry!”
While the boys scurried down, I stood motionless in my minefield. There were dozens of rocks here, and any one of them could kill. When the sounds of scurrying stopped, I heard a more distant, “Is this far enough?”
I could not see the kids, but knowing that what was about to occur would be near biblical, I hollered, “No! Get completely around the corner. Big rocks coming! Go, go, go!”
– Gerry Roach - from Orthogonal Adventures — Arch Bagger
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Each with a twist, these 15 short stories are true. Each story stands alone, but the sequence is autobiographical in nature. The stories cover a wide range of adventures from high school hazing and retaliation, to heart-stopping life-threatening moments on cliffs and rivers. Gerry cleverly weaves meaning, analysis, lust, and love through the bombast. Not a primer for action, these stories give you an insightful peek into Gerry’s life.
|The story titles are:|
|1 Cornice||2 Minnie and Jake||3 Pom||4 Bolder South Boulder|
|5 Super Hike||6 Imogene Pass||7 Rimorific||8 Top Girl|
|9 Powell Howl||10 Arch Bagger||11 Supper Time Climb||12 Hubris|
|13 Mather’s Point||14 Rock||15 Hand of God|
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